Buwoya Muslim Primary School
Early in 2013 we purchased an extra 1.5 acres of land, behind the classrooms at this school. We are now in a position of having enough land to construct 4 further teachers’ houses and some teachers’ latrines and washrooms, both of which are essential in order to retain the good teachers.
The lack of water is a large problem at this school as the nearest bore hole is 2kms away. Thus many hours are wasted walking to and fro, valuable time when children could be learning. We would like to donate 2 x 20,000 litres, ISSB, water tanks, at a cost of £1,500 each.
The school has a total of only 50 x 3-seater desks, thus approx 350 children have no desk. They probably sit on the floor using a brick as a seat and with their books perched on their knees. This is not conducive to learning. It is also a health hazard as they can be infected by the jiggers parasite. For more information on Jiggers please click here. 100 desks would transform their learning at a cost of £2,000. As with the majority of schools there is a shortage of textbooks, we would like to donate £1000 towards these.
The latrines at the school need some assistance. The boys’ 8 stanzas require £500 and, the girls’ 5 stanzas also require £500, in order to bring them both up to our normal standard. The 4 stanza latrines (pictured right) need to be demolished and replaced by some latrines and washrooms for the teachers, close to their accommodation.
The school is also keen to start a nursery school, approx £8,000 is needed for this, to help with the early development of the child. The head teacher assures us that there is a need and that he already has 40 children attending and using one of the primary school classrooms.
This is a school that we are keen to support. The head master is enthusiastic, the community support the school and with some input from ourselves we feel that this school will be able to perform even better.
Head Teacher: Mr Hassan Mbadhi
Number of Pupils in March 2012: 496